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Track(s) taken from CDA66968

The Runaway Rocking-Horse


New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: October 1996
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 1997
Total duration: 3 minutes 59 seconds

Cover artwork: Boulter’s Lock, Sunday Afternoon, 1895 by Edward John Gregory (1850-1909)
Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside / Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight


'Should more than satisfy those who like a good tune! Many of the old favourites here will be forever associated with radio and television signature tunes … Nostalgia is the key to many of thse pieces, but a collection such as this reminds us that the thing which really binds this collection together is the quality of the music itself' (BBC Music Magazine)
Edward White (1910–1994) was another Londoner. Largely self-taught, he became violinist in a trio and in various dance bands, performing also on saxophone and clarinet. He then became known as an arranger and, after service with the RAF, directed his own ballroom orchestra at the Grand Spa Hotel in Bristol. His atmospheric light music compositions proved ideally suited to the demand for ‘mood music’, among them Puffin’ Billy (see volume one) and The Runaway Rocking-Horse (1946).

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1997

Edward White (1910-1994), en grande partie autodidacte, était, lui aussi, londonien. D’abord violoniste dans un trio et dans divers orchestres de danse, où il joua aussi du saxophone et de la clarinette, il se fit connaître comme arrangeur et, après avoir servi dans la RAF, dirigea son propre orchestre de bal au Grand Spa Hotel de Bristol. Ses compositions de musique légère, toutes d’atmosphère, se révélèrent idéalement adaptées à la demande de «musique d’ambiance». Parmi ses œuvres, citons Puffin’Billy (inclus dans le premier volume de la présente série) et The Runaway Rocking-Horse (1946), proposé ici.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1997
Français: Hypérion

Edward White (1910-1994) – ebenfalls Londoner – war weitestgehend Autodidakt. Als Geiger war er Mitglied eines Trios und verschiedener Tanzkapellen, bei deren Auftritten er auch Saxophon und Klarinette spielte. Er wurde daraufhin als Arrangeur bekannt und leitete nach seinem Militärdienst in der britischen Luftwaffe sein eigenes Tanzorchester im Grand Spa Hotel in Bristol. Seine atmosphärische Unterhaltungsmusik war die perfekte Antwort auf die Nachfrage nach ‘Stimmungsmusik’. Zu seinen Kompositionen zählen Puffin’ Billy (ein Beitrag zum ersten Band von British Light Music Classics) und The Runaway Rocking-Horse (1946), welches auf dieser CD zu hören ist.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1997
Deutsch: Manuela Hübner

Other albums featuring this work

British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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